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Project Title:Towards a 4D-Var Approach for Estimation of Air-Sea Carbon Dioxide Fluxes

Science Team

Ariane Verdy, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Project Lead)
Robert (Bob) Key, Princeton University

Project Duration: 2012 - 2014
Solicitation:NASA: Carbon Monitoring System (2011)
Abstract: The challenge- Any Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) must account for fluxes of carbon between the atmosphere and the oceans, the world s largest reservoir of carbon dioxide (CO2). Currently, air-sea CO2 flux estimates are produced by sophisticated physical-biogeochemical models. However, these models still fail to represent significant patterns in th ... [more]
  • Ocean-Atmosphere Flux


Brendan Carter, Princeton University
Robert (Bob) Key, Princeton University
Matthew Mazloff, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Jorge Sarmiento, Princeton University
Ariane Verdy, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Product Title:  Estimates of the biogeochemical state of the ocean: carbonate system (dissolved inorganic carbon, alkalinity, pH, pCO2), air-sea CO2 fluxes, nutrients, biological productivity
Spatial Extent:  California coastal ocean
Spatial Resolution:  7 km
Time Period:  2007-2010
Temporal Frequency:  Monthly and hourly
Status:  Available

Product Title:  Global Ocean Data Analysis Project version 2 (GLODAPv2), a comprehensive data product of ocean carbon and biogeochemistry observations.
Spatial Extent:  Global
Spatial Resolution:  1
Time Period:  1973-2013
Temporal Frequency:  (climatology)
Status:  Archived

Publications: Verdy, A., Mazloff, M. R., Cornuelle, B. D., Kim, S. Y. 2014. Wind-Driven Sea Level Variability on the California Coast: An Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 44(1), 297-318. DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-018.1

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